Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a Mexican painter, who painted many self-portraits. Inspired by Mexican popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. Wikipedia
Born: July 6, 1907, Coyoacán, Mexico
Died: July 13, 1954, Coyoacán, Mexico
On view: Museo Dolores Olmedo, Museum of Modern Art
Periods: Naïve art, Modern art, Surrealism, Magical Realism, Symbolism, Primitivism, Naturalism, Social realism, Cubism
Spouse: Diego Rivera (m. 1940–1954), Diego Rivera (m. 1929–1939)
Siblings: Cristina Kahlo, Maria Luisa Kahlo Cardena, MORE
I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.
Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?
I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.